As a member of the Spear resident faculty, Dr. Kwiecien serves as director of Spear Online, responsible for creating and overseeing digital clinical content. He teaches several of the hands-on workshops and is also a member of the Spear faculty practice.
Before joining Spear Education full-time, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, director of patient admissions, and director of the urgent care clinic, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and co-course director of advanced restorative concepts for third- and fourth-year students.
Dr. Kwiecien’s appreciation for and dedication to high-level continuing education began with Dr. Frank Spear in 2001. He has completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute, has belonged for several years to a Tucker Gold Study Club, and many additional accomplishments, including a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Kwiecien is a past-president of the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry. He also maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, Academy of Operative Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Equilibration Society, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 18 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia.